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Discover 17 kid-friendly things to do in Shreveport

Whether you’re looking for a thrilling ride down a water slide, to feed a stingray, or even experience virtual reality, Shreveport has something for you. If you’re looking for things to do in Shreveport, these family-friendly experiences are a must visit!

Shreveport Aquarium

Explore an underwater world of wonder with over 300 species and 1,000 animals at the Shreveport Aquarium! Get up close and personal with sharks, seahorses, turtles, eels, and more. Hand-feed the sting rays, touch the moon jellies, and discover how these animals adapt and survive in their environment.

The venue also hosts events, including kids’ birthday parties with behind-the-scenes tours, an underwater birthday sign, special learning experiences, and tons more!

Book an event or learn more about the experiences available to your family by visiting their website.

Shreveport Little Theatre Academy (SLTA)

Shreveport Little Theatre Academy seeks to provide the highest quality performing arts instruction in support of the highest quality theatre productions while creating and reflecting a diverse community that inspires students to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate their individual contributions to the larger community. Previous productions include Hairspray, High School Musical, and Wizard of Oz.

Learn more about upcoming auditions or shows by visiting their website.

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Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center is the perfect place to mesh fun with education, for people of all ages! Explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science, and technology.

Sci-Port serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, by providing hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life and encourageing a passion for life-long learning.

The venue also boast an IMAX theatre! The IMAX Dome Theater at Sci-Port is the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Louisiana. IMAX’s large film format combined with a curved screen three stories tall means you don’t just watch a movie – you are immersed in it.

Get updates on the latest IMAX showings and interactive exhibits by visiting their website.

Wood With A Twist – Creative Studio

Why buy, when you can create? The Wood With A Twist Creative Studio offers a wide variety of workshops that will allow you to create awesome, one-of-a-kind wood decor. You can choose from over 100 designs or even upload your own! You can visit them at their Shreveport studio location or book a mobile party at a venue of your choice.

Brunch and Boards is also available most Saturdays (sometimes Sundays) for adults to come back and enjoy brunch, along with bottomless mimosas. This workshop is one of their most popular.

Visit their website for additional information, to confirm availability, or book a mobile party.

Splash Kingdom Water Park

From high-thrill water slides to lazy rivers, and more, Splash Kingdom Water Park has something for everyone in the family! Sit back and relax in the wave pool or lazy river. Experience the thrill of sliding down the Airstream or Flash Flood slides.

Visit their website for more information about live events held at the park! You’ll also want to check out their Toddler Tuesday deal! Admission for those days is only $5 per person. No children over the age of 5 are allowed in the park during this time.

Find the schedule for live events and learn more about available deals by visiting their website.

Stage Center

Stage Center is a local theatre company that often produces high-calibre shows for children and young adults! Their mission is to produce plays and musicals for professional and community actors, advanced student actors, and community based musicians and artists at the highest caliber of professionalism and talent. They aim to work on new material as well as retelling classic work to enrich the lives of Louisianians.

Visit their website to explore shows in their upcoming season or to purchase tickets for an upcoming production.

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is full of exciting opportunities to explore nature and the beautiful wildlife found right here in Shreveport! Hiking trails allow you to safely discover the teaming amount of flora and fauna found in our own backyards.

Discover a rotating story on the Story Trail! The Red River also offers glimpses of American Alligators, migrating birds, and tons of other species native to the area.

You can view current conditions, local species information, and more by visiting their website.

Fun Zone Family Entertainment Lounge

Fun Zone was created to serve all the kids in our communities. When you mix technology, education and arts you can’t escape the fun!

The entertainment venue offers virtual reality, computer gaming, fun photo walls, a family gaming lounge, science escape room, silent disco, and more!

Visit their website to purchase a wristband or learn more about their Fun Camp and other offerings.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is rich with history, chronicling the story of Louisiana through dioramas, exhibits, and art! The museum is home to 22 detailed dioramas. Together, the dioramas exhibit the agriculture, industry, and natural resources of 1940s Louisiana.

The unique, circular design of the building allows you to travel back in time as you travel around the ring structure. Local artists are also featured in the West Wing on a rotating basis, providing something new every time you visit. The West Wing also hosts the Webb Native American Gallery, showcasing a Native American canoe discovered in one of the nearby waterways.

Visit their website for a list of current collections and exhibits on display.

Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT)

The Academy of Children’s Theatre strives to provide quality art experiences to the youth of Shreveport-Bossier! They focus on musical theatre in which the cast and crew is educated on performance techniques, technical theatre skills, team building, creativity, responsibility, and much more!

Learn more about upcoming auditions or shows by visiting their website.

Jubilee Zoo

Jubilee Zoo offers wholesome entertainment for all ages! The zoo is full of special moments, wild adventures, and fun. There’s a variety of animals to pet or feed. There’s even a hay ray, play place, and inflatable bounce houses!

They also offer birthday parties and park rentals that afford guests private use of the zoo during their allocated time periord.

Learn more about their offerings or book your visit today by visiting their website.

Red Herring Escape Rooms

Sibling competitiveness can’t be ignored! The Edwards family, owners of Red Herring Escape Rooms, has a love for games and puzzles! Their commitment to excellence is shown in the rooms they’ve designed. Their inherit competitiveness means they don’t settle for mediocrity.

They have several rooms of varying themes and difficulty levels. You might find yourself on a trip to the insane Asylum or even the Amazon, but the goal is the same: escape the room by solving puzzles and other challenges within an hour.

Visit their website for information on available rooms or to book your next outing today.

Air U Trampoline Park

Air U Trampoline Park features 10-15,000 square feet of trampolines and foam pits! The space also includes deep foam pits (with over 25,000 cubes) to jump off into, trampoline dodgeball courts, basketball goals, and more!

They also have special packages available for birthday parties or large groups that include a private room. Toddler Time is a designated time for those under 5 years of age to enjoy the space free of older guests.

Learn more about their offerings or book a visit today.

Good Game Virtual Reality

Good Game Virtual Reality is Shreveport’s 1st virtual reality arcade! The venue has both solo and multiplayer VR games, as well as standing only treadmill VR games. There’s also an arcade featuring classics such as Galaga and Pac Man for family members to play in between the virtual reality offerings.

Reservations are required on certain days. Booking a time slot in advance is highly recommended for this venue.

Explore their different packages or schedule a time to visit today.

Sanctuary Glass Studio

Sanctuary Glass Studio is a glass making studio that offers classes and outreach to the community to promote the glass arts! They provide an open studio to anyone who would like to visit and try their hand, as well as classes to help you hone your craft.

They are particularly interested in giving back to the community through outreach efforts for the elderly, veterans, disabled, children and families, and others who are economically challenged.

You can learn more or schedule a time to create your first piece by visiting their website.

Painting With A Twist

Relax and unwind! Painting With A Twist, while known for its events that connect friends around a glass of wine and art, also hosts alcohol-free, family friendly events.

You’ll receive guided instructions on how to paint a beautiful piece of art on canvas! Painting options vary per event. It’s a great choice if your kids love to leave with something in hand!

Learn about upcoming events or book your own today.

Risen Rock Climbing Gym

Risen Rock Climbing Gym has over 10,000 sq ft of climbing space with a dedicated and knowledgable staff that help those visiting for the first time! With multiple walls providing different levels of difficulty, everyone will leave Risen Rock feeling challenged.

They also host fitness classes, including aerial yoga, and personalized climbing instruction sessions. It might be worth coming back one day on your own! Or, if you’re looking for a night out, they frequently hold Parents’ Night Out events!

For a full list of events or to book your next outing, just visit their website today.

About author

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and currently serves as Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations for the Greater Shreveport Chamber. He also owns a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Savage Creative Solutions. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.
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